Category - journalism

  • October 7, 2012

    Illegal and exploitative practices in the press have flourished because of union de-recognition in the 1980s, the National Union of Journalists has heard.

  • April 30, 2012

    Simon Barrow's speech on the need for an official government media inquiry, made to the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC), meeting in Inverness from 23-25 April 2012. See notes and NUJ resolution below the text for further details.

  • April 16, 2012

    Since 2000, 55 journalists in Mexico have been killed. Most of them brutally shot or tortured for doing their job. Maria Elizabeth Macia Castro from the city of Nuevo Laredo wrote online under the pseudonym ‘The Girl from Laredo’, reporting the activities of criminal groups in her area. She used Twitter to push the information she uncovered to a wider audience.

  • March 26, 2012

    It is almost a truism to note that if the mainstream media is our only source of news regarding anything to do with religion (however that might be conceived) in the Middle East, or even the Middle East in general, we are in deep trouble, says Dr Michael Marten. Here he analyses some of the major misunderstandings, urging the BBC and others to 'up their game' and to have the courage to address difficult and contentious issues appropriately.

  • March 1, 2012

    As previously reported on Ekklesia, Professor Jolyon Mitchell from Edinburgh University delivered his inaugural lecture entitled 'How can weapons be turned into art? How can swords be transformed into ploughshares?' back in September last year. It is now available to view here on YouTube, and very well worth watching.

  • February 29, 2012

    Two British journalists and their Libyan colleagues held by a Libyan militia must be set free immediately or transferred to government custody, says Amnesty

  • January 16, 2012

    With the government still apparently willing to make sick, disabled and vulnerable people pay for a financial slump brought about by greed, de-regulation and speculation, the press-mediated propaganda assault has begun ahead of the next House of Lords debate on welfare reform (17 January).

  • November 25, 2011

    Occupy London supporters have called for "calm and responsible reporting" after a sensationalist London Evening Standard story about drugs and infection.

  • November 22, 2011

    Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos visits ministers and the Queen this week, with the country’s atrocious record under intense scrutiny.

  • October 6, 2011

    Globally-renowned linguist and US political dissident Noam Chomsky is giving the keynote address at this month’s Rebellious Media Conference.